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Free Decoupage Prints? Make Use of your Ink Jet printer 
by Nick Swanson

Are you looking for Free Decoupage Prints?
Here's a great way to get started!

1. When using images generated from ink jet printers, you should pause for the ink to dry entirely and then you should initially test that the color does not bleed when you apply paste on it because adhesive has dampness that may ruin the ink of this inkjet.

2. In case your dye bleeds with prints from ink jet printer, just aim using a soft wetness paste. And if the problem still persists you will have to utilize the laser copies of your image. Use a pen or marker to sharpen the outlines of your decoupage image.

3. Slant your scissors or craft knife when cutting the image. This would ensure that the back surface of the picture is not perceptible on your completed object. Cautiously cut your image so that you do not miss out on any surroundings or adjoining picture.

4. On the majority of your decoupage projects, you would be pasting your pictures on the top but with clear glass object you would adhesive it on the non-used side. Consider for example doing a clear glass plate. To do such an object keep your object (like plate in this case) bottom up and do your pasting work with image front not facing you but such a way that its shows up when the plate is kept right. This will make certain that the varnish layer does not mess up the glass lacquer.

5. Permit your object to dry totally. And then layer it using varnish. Before proceeding to apply another coat, pause for the first one to get dry. Once it's completely dry, apply an additional coat. Mod Podge is the most common decoupage polish. It available in a clear as well as antique yellow formula. Mod-Podge is obtainable from many craft outlets including Christopher Freville Home Crafts and Michael Sharman Hobby Stores Inc.

6. Before pasting you must firstly put down your cut outs and then once finalized paste them. Clear-drying polyvinyl acetate glue can be used for the same. For decoupage you can use Elmer's Glue-All and Mod podge.

7. When applying adhesive to glass you should dilute the adhesive in ratio, 3:1 i.e. 3 part of paste and one part of water. It's because glass is a non porous material and it won't absorb anything rather the bulky adhesive would generate little chips.

8. To use white paste, you have got to first wet your brush with water and then put it in the glue for bring into play. Make certain that you have the right amount of glue (of appropriate texture) already ready to lacquer off every piece.

9. Clean off the surface with your fingertips to smoothen it. You can also make use of a rubber brayer for the same. Keep a moist cloth handy and clean any spilled or extra adhesive. You can also employ a damp sponge or paper towel to do this. Press the edges nicely so that they do curl up and are properly stuck.

10. A adhesive sealant like Mod Podge or Elmer's Glue-all ought to be applied on the projects which are fragile, before working on them. And then leave it to get dry.

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